News & Rumor Roundup: Another former WWE Superstar joins AEW, RAW Superstar responsible for getting Omos’ singles push nixed, Return plan for Elias (12th October 2021)

Welcome to the daily WWE News and Rumor Roundup, where we try and bring the biggest stories and rumours from the world of WWE. In today’s edition, we will take a look at some interesting topics including another former WWE superstar coming to AEW, WWE dropping a big push for a top superstar, and much more.

 

With Crown Jewel right around the corner, WWE has some big things in store. Big E will defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre on the show. This article will take a look at what demotivated Big E in WWE. We will also talk about why WWE decided not to split AJ Styles and Omos.

So without any further ado, let’s dive in and check out the biggest rumors and news from WWE:


#5 Plans for a singles push for Omos nixed in WWE

It is no secret that WWE sees a big money maker in Omos.The Giant is a former RAW tag team champion and is still partnered with AJ Styles. It had been reported that one of the reasons Braun Strowman was released by WWE was because they felt Omos would be able to replace him.

But as per WrestleVotes, WWE wanted to pull the trigger on an Omos singles push during the draft. But some higher-ups in WWE, including a top RAW superstar, got the idea nixed as they believed Omos wasn’t ready for a push yet

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WWE had seriously considered breaking the pairing of AJ Styles & Omos during draft. To the point where that was the plan. Until people of power (including a main RAW talent) spoke up & expressed thoughts on how Omos isn’t quite ready for singles yet. And they actually listened.

The identity of the RAW talent wasn’t revealed. Even though Omos has improved tremendously since his debut, he is not at the level where he can have a quality match as a singles superstar.

#4 Former WWE Superstar Blue Meanie makes AEW debut

WWE and ECW legend Blue Meanie made his debut for AEW on AEW Dark: Elevation this week. Meanie was part of WWE for a brief period in the late 90s. He was also a part of the ECW One Night Stand in 2005 where he got into a real-life fight with JBL.

Meanie came to the aid of former WCW Superstar Crowbar who faced Joey Janela this week. He broke his silence on Twitter after his appearance and thanked AEW for the opportunity.

AEW has brought many WWE legends such as Mark Henry, Sting, Paul Wight and Taz on board to help the younger talent. It remains to be seen how AEW will use Blue Meanie and Crowbar going forward.


#3 Elias was initially set to get a big push upon return

Former 24/7 champion Elias has not been seen in WWE for weeks. The Drifter had vignettes air in which he said that ‘Elias was dead. This led to speculation that he would debut a new gimmick when he returned.

As per Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Elias was initially set to get a big push with championship implications. However, the plans seem to have been dropped by WWE.

”Others not drafted include Elias, who for a few weeks was being groomed for a big return with the idea he would be a serious title contender and then suddenly the vignettes dropped.” said Meltzer

#2 WWE Champion Big E reveals how he felt about getting booed

WWE Champion Big E spoke to The Independent and talked about hs time in WWE. The New Day member talked about the time he lost the Intercontinental Championship to Bad News Barrett. He revealed that it was very upsetting that he got booed by the crowd despite being the babyface.

”The night that I dropped the title, I was blowing my comeback and getting booed and, as a babyface, that’s the worst! When you’ve got your heel rocking and rolling and you’re getting booed… oh no! Things have gone awry!” said Big E

Big E also revealed that WWE had told him that they had no future plans for him and he needed to come up with something. It was the same day when Xavier Woods approached him with the idea of forming a faction with Kofi Kingston.


#1 WWE legend The Undertaker praises Bad Bunny

WWE icon The Undertaker had some kind words for rapper Bad Bunny who made his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 36 this year. Bunny teamed with Damian Priest to take on The Miz and Morrison.

“Bunny set the bar, man. He set the bar super high. I’ll tell you what, of all the people that have crossed over and done some cameos for us, I mean, he killed it.” said The Undertaker

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, The former WWE champion acknowledged that things are different for those who work a full schedule, but admitted that what Bad Bunny did was ‘utterly amazing’.

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